On March 14, we pay homage to pi, the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, often abbreviated to 3.14. You can celebrate this day by making mathematical calculations of round things. But eating pie is far more delicious.
From sweet to savory, classic to contemporary, healthy to wholeheartedly indulgent, here are the best pie recipes to help you celebrate Pi Day.
What's great about this Lemon Ice Box Pie recipe (other than the flavor, of course) is that you have the option to bake the filling for a firm pie, or set the pie in the refrigerator for a creamy filling similar to key lime pie. Whichever way you choose, your tastebuds are in for a treat.
With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, it's only natural to want to incorporate a little Irish tradition into your Pi Day recipes. These mini-pies use rich chocolate stout for moisture and flavor. Drizzle them heavily with Irish whiskey chocolate sauce; you know, for good luck.
Speaking of St. Patrick's Day, Shepherd's Pie is a traditional Irish savory pie that epitomizes the meaning of comfort food. Juicy ground lamb, fluffy mashed potatoes, and hearty root vegetables make the perfect dinner pie for Pi Day. No ground lamb? Substitute ground beef for Cottage Pie instead.
Vegetarians can have pie for dinner, too. This Curried Spinach and Artichoke Skillet Pie is a meatless remix of chicken pot pie and spinach and artichoke dip. Curry powder makes the vegetables pop without elaborate seasoning, and you don't have to worry about the crust - simply drape puff pastry over your skillet pan for a crispy, flaky contrast to the creamy veggies.
The all-American apple pie gets an adorable upgrade with this recipe. By molding traditional pie crust to cupcake liners, you have a delicious and portable Pi Day treat.
A hand pie is similar to an empanada in that the entire single-serving pie is encased in crust, making it easy to eat without utensils. These Crescent Roll Hand Pies combine store-bought crescent roll dough with your favorite pie filling for yet another great way to enjoy Pi Day on the go.
If Pi Day caught you by surprise with very little time on your hands, this Easy Pudding Pie is exactly what you need. Prepared pie crust and instant pudding combine for an almost effortless indulgence. Best of all, you can customize it with your favorite toppings and pudding flavors.